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Milly Alcock Cast As Supergirl In James Gunn's Upcoming Superman Film

The House Of The Dragon star is about to don a red cape as Kara in the upcoming Superman film.

Milly Alcock cast as supergirl in upcoming Superman film

Milly Alcock has officially secured the highly sought-after role of Supergirl! Known for her portrayal of young Rhaenyra Targaryen in the first season of HBO's House of the Dragon, the 23-year-old Australian actress is set to take on the iconic character of Kara Zor-El in the upcoming movie titled "Superman: Legacy," slated to commence production in March. But there are more plans for Kara.

Following her appearance in the Superman movie, Milly is set to headline her own film, "Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow." James Gunn, commenting on the character via The Wrap, stated, "This is a very different type of Supergirl. In our [film], we see the difference between Superman, who was sent to Earth and raised by loving parents from, you know, the time he’s an infant, versus Supergirl, who was raised on a rock chip-off of Krypton and watched everyone around her die and be killed in terrible ways for the first 14 years of her life, and then came to Earth when she was a young girl and is much more hardcore. She’s not exactly the Supergirl we’re used to seeing.”

The casting decision for Supergirl went through a deliberative process, with Milly Alcock ultimately landing the role. Notably, Emilia Jones and Meg Donnelly were also considered for the part.

Milly's previous work in House of the Dragon has already showcased her acting prowess. We know she can do it but whether or not the script and production can weather the world's superhero fatigue is a topic for another day.